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Re: Valve guide seals

In response to:

> My 2226cc I5 blows a nice puff of blue smoke when starting up in the morning.
> As I understand it, this is due to leaking valve guide oil seals.

Phil wrote:

>Nurdge.  On a non-turbo - most probable cause.  On a turbo, the turbo oil 
>seal.  But I agree - on a Coupe GT it's probably valve guide seals.

I gotsa turbo with the nice puff of blue.  Definitely my least favorite
color of exhaust!

How do I isolate the culprit?  Change the valve guide seals and see
if puff goes away?  If it doesn't, what is the prognosis for the turbo?

All insight is welcome.

Mark Pollan, '86 5KCSTQ 216K miles